Žabiny Brno dominated the road game against SBŠ Ostrava to post a 82-45 win on Sunday, February 9, at Tatran Hall. Žabiny won the series 153-92 and secured the first ticket to the Final Four.
Players of the game
Michaela Vackova was the best Žabiny scorer. She had 16 points and six points in just 17 minutes for a efficiency rating of 22.
Natalie Stoupalova followed with 13 points and six rebounds.
Michaela Vondrackova scored 12 points, while Justina Matuzonyte and Anezka Kopecka finished with 10 points each.
Sara Dickey chipped in with 14 points for SBŠ Ostrava. Natalie Miklikova added 10 points.
Žabiny Brno are 6-0 against SBŠ Ostrava, inluding 2-0 in Czech league and 2-0 in Central European Women`s league.
The Frogs held Ostrava under 50 points for the second game in a row.
Žabiny Brno won the first half by 20 points and increased the series lead up to 44 points with 20 minutes to go.
Five Žabiny scored in double figures compared to two for Ostrava.
Žabiny had 29 points off turnovers and 27 points on fastbreaks. Ostrava numbers – 12 and five respectively.
Ostrava finished the season with four wins – four times better than last year.
Žabiny Brno will learn their semifinal opponent on February 12 after the second game between Tsmoki Minsk and Nika Syktyvkar.
Schedule (local time only)
(A1) Žabiny Brno – SBŠ Ostrava (B4)
February 6, game one: 71-47
February 9, game two: 82-45
Brno wins the series: 153-92
(A2) Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU (B3)
Wednesday, February 26, Rostov on Don, 19:00
Saturday, February 29, Pieštany, 17:00
(A3) Nika Syktyvkar – Tsmoki Minsk (B2)
January 30, game one: 69-75
Wednesday, February 12, Minsk, 17:30
(A4) Orange Lions – Dynamo Novosibirsk (B1)
Wednesday, February 19, Amsterdam, 20:00
Friday, February 21, Amsterdam, 12:00
Žabiny Brno – Tsmoki Minsk/Nika Syktyvkar
Dynamo Novosibirsk/Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky/Rostov Don SFEDU
THE PLAYOFFS 2019
(A1) Tsmoki Minsk 122-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) A3 Basket 143-159 Žabiny Brno (B3)
(A3) Rostov Don SFEDU 177-166 Lulea Basket (B2)
(A4) Olimpia Grodno 121-188 TTT Rīga (B1)
THE PLAYOFFS 2018
(A1) Good Angels 151-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi 123-144 Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket 172-173 Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs 108-179 TTT Rīga (B1)
Final Four history
Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk
Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia
Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket
Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno
Final Four experience
Tsmoki Minsk 2016 (first time), 2019
Rostov Don SFEDU 2019 (first time)
Žabiny Brno 2019 (first time)
Playoffs: January 20 – March 1, 2020; best-of-two
A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4
Final Four: March 21-22
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